*2022 stock* Finally, justice has been done and maestro Ennio Morricone has managed to bring home the coveted Oscar statuette. Multi-awarded and acclaimed by a vast public, the Roman composer had come close five times, but had never been on stage to receive the award for an extraordinary career.
Among his unforgettable compositions was Metti una sera a cena with which he won his first Nastro d'Argento in 1970. The film, based on a play (1967) by the same director G. Patroni Griffi, tells the story of a rich bourgeois woman who betrays her writer husband with an actor. A tragi-comedy played down by a light and sparkling soundtrack that accompanies the protagonists in their desperate existence. The main theme, "Metti, una sera a cena", is proposed in five versions, which you never get tired of hearing, also thanks to the voice of Edda Dell'Orso. The same theme is also taken up in "Hurry to me" written by Patroni Griffi and sung by The Sandpipers. For those nostalgic for the era, the soundtrack closes with the original Radio spot. While waiting for the next work by maestro Morricone, enjoy this pleasant dip into the past.